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Crooked Scans When I put a document(s) through the feeder to scan, the PDF scanned result is always crooked. I don't have this problem when faxing or copying, only when scanning, so I don't think it's a problem with the feeder. Ay suggestions?

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SOURCE: Document Feeder won't work

there are sensors in the feeder that detect when you set originals in it. if its scanning from flatbed with originals in feeder, then you have a bad sensor or possibly it came unseated, maybe while pulling out a jam or something. there is one black sensor on the original tray. you should see the lever sticking up to give you an idea what they look like. there are 2 or 3 more throughout feeder.

good luck,
razors

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

mohanchennai
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SOURCE: when i use the document feeder, a vertical line

You need to clean the glass. There must a dirt sticking on to the glass.
S. Mohan

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: i get vertical lines on scans and copies when

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Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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SOURCE: my document feeder pulls the paper in and it gets

normally you will need to let the printer know that you have preformed any maintenance on it by clearing the error count after such an error occurs and is fixed it is normally listed under general or service options on the printer menu but you may need to look through the users manual

hope this helps
Robb

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

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